Huawei, Telefonica team up over cloud migration

Staff writer
16 Dec 2015
Daily News

Huawei and Telefonica Business Solutions have reached a global collaboration agreement to promote the migration of traditional IT services to the cloud.

This agreement, which strengthens the capabilities of both companies, will help enterprises to migrate their servers to the cloud, allowing them to use computing, storage and backup services in Telefonica’s data centers with no infrastructure investment required and on a pay per use basis.

Huawei will deploy the Telefonica’s Open Cloud service based on OpenStack in eight Telefonica data centers. Telefonica will use Huawei’s knowledge and experience on its public cloud service in the Chinese market. The first countries where the service will be deployed are Brazil, Mexico and Chile during the first quarter of 2016 and in five additional locations later on also next year.

The agreement will give Telefonica access to the latest technology levering on the economies of scale enabled by a global provider such as Huawei, which together with competitive pricing will enhance Telefonica’s value proposition in the cloud services market while making easier for enterprise customers to securely move their data to the cloud. The services offered include virtual servers, storage and physical servers, also known as “baremetal.”

Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, CEO Telefonica Business Solutions said “With this agreement Telefonica will be better positioned to serve the needs of thousands of enterprises that require an easily scalable platform in the cloud at a competitive cost and with full reliability and security.”

“This is all possible thanks to Telefonica’s capabilities providing end-to end service management including the network and data center. The smart combination and scale of Telefonica’s and Huawei’s capabilities reinforce both companies and furthermore represents the best guarantee for our customers,” he added.

Telefonica, in line with its strategy to make advanced technology solutions available to all its customers, will deploy together with Huawei a Cloud innovation center that will allow the telco to further contribute to the OpenStack community, the technology that underpins the deployment of the new cloud services, while reinforcing Telefonica’s support to innovation models and open standards.

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